Thursday, August 27, 2015

Let's Do The News! (August 27, 2015)

- Shocking news in the US state of Virginia as a 24-year-old female newscaster and a 27-year-old male cameraman working from WDBJ TV station were shot down on air by a gunman named Vester Flanagan, a 41-year old male who used to work at WDBJ. Flanagan was fired by the station 2 years ago after his colleagues complained about his offensive remarks and problematic behavior. Police say that the gunman shot himself to death after being spotted about 300km away from the shooting scene.

- In response to the recent shooting at the Virginia TV station, an official from the White House states that this is just one of another examples of gun violence that is becoming all too common in the USA, and he urged Congress to act on gun control.

- Onto the Tianjin blasts, Chinese prosecutors detained 11 people over the warehouse explosions that killed 139 people on August 12, according to reports. The prosecutors found that the city's authorities failed to supervise the logistics  company that runs the warehouse where hazardous chemicals were stored.

- The Japanese government plans to limit the cost of building the stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by around 155 billion yen or 1.29 billion dollars. The government reached an agreement a day before relevant cabinet ministers are expected to endorse the new construction plan.

- Senator Sonny Angara is mulling on proposing higher tax exemptions on the amount of goods and items from Overseas Filipino Workers who sends their goods to their families via balikbayan boxes.

- Justice Secretary Leila de Lima launched an investigation against the stem cell doctor of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, following the report that Dr. Antonia Carandang-Park continues to practice alternative medicine amid facing murder and estafa cases. A certain family filed a complaint against the said doctor after their family member died after undergoing alternative medicine treatment at the Green and Young Health and Wellness Center in Tagaytay.

- The all-new Kia Sportage crossover was officially unveiled in time before its world premiere at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.

- An estate version of the brand new Renault Talisman flagship was unveiled before its Frankfurt debut next month.

2016 Renault Talisman Estate
- AlDub fans are not pleased over technical difficulties over GMA7's signal on SkyCable as the network filed a formal complaint to the National Telecommunications Commission against cable provider SkyCable because of poor signal quality, causing most of the AlDub fans missing what's what during their on-screen antics on Eat Bulaga's Problem Solving kalyeserye that had everyone in the world watching.


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